A triathlon has been held annually in Hualien for several years and I am shamed to say that I was actually only found out how interesting and awesome it was this year, what's worse, I was only there to cheer Ryan on during his first! It was amazing to see so many people from all around the island and other countries to get together at our pretty little lake in Hualien and put all their effort into this race. For most people, it was a race against him/herself, of course. The most amazing thing I learned about the race was the thriathlon spirit!
If you haven't been to one, go. And make sure you "cheer" them on. You will understand what I mean here. (: